Google Zeitgeist pro-imperialism caption contest

Google has put out its annual year’s end Zeitgeist video. Initially, this year’s edition struck me as more annoying than usual. They spend a lot of time using the world’s triumph and tragedy to sell their failing Google+ product. A bit distasteful, but hey Google does a lot of good, so whatever. On my second view this afternoon though I noticed something disturbing. They end the film with a rapid-fire montage of 2011 images that ends on and lingers on the image below:

What the hell? Maybe I’m missing something, but it looks to me like a child of indeterminate nationality high-fiving an American service-person. This is the image that Google chooses to end its summing up of 2011 on? Is Google taking product-placement money from the Department of Defense? Inexplicable.

Here at Hammer of Truth, the only appropriate response to the inexplicable is a caption contest. Here are a couple to start you off.

“Thanks for blowing up that wedding, I was really nervous about being ring-bearer!”

“If I smile for this picture does that mean you won’t send the robots to kill my daddy?”

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  • “Hey it’s 2012 and we’re prove the Mayans right with global war. BOOSH!”

  • chafed

    “If you’re a good occupied country, next year instead of cluster bombs we’re giving everyone an xbox. Also, it’s considerable cheaper and Microsoft is now a military contractor.”

  • Joshua Connelly



    Thank you America for burning my sister’s face off… now I’m the cute one in the family.


  • Guest

    “I appreciate it when you ladies cover your hair.”

  • Thought balloon from kid: “…I thought Americans knew what The Finger meant? What’s this high-five shit?”

  • guest

    “Velcro shoes and combat boots…cheers to practical footwear!”

  • “Now that you can be gay does that mean you’ll be nicer?”

  • “Please, you’ve done more than enough already, Now, get the fuck out!”

  • Wingnut

    Balloon over child…  “THERE’s a gloveful of anthrax spores for ya.”

  • Anonymous

    You’re right, I can still high-five even after your bombs blew my right arm off.